God is the Ultimate Jokester Barthes’s Dead Author and the Authorless Joke

Zheng Fang (University of Oxford)

Article ID: 2985

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jler.v3i1and2.2985


This study starts from Žižek Slavoj's question about the attribution of the joke text, by borrowing Roland Barthes's theory of "the Death of the Author" in the structuralist discussion, the author's absence and the origin of the "joke" as a literary genre are analyzed. 


Joke;Authorship;Structuralism;The Death of the Author

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